This concluding chapter presents some final thoughts from the authors. This book has offered some broad brushstrokes of the history of religions in the Caribbean. It is in no way exhaustive and should be understood as an entry point into the rich world of Caribbean religious history. At the center of this history is the unequal and often violent encounter between cultures and traditions: European, African, indigenous, and Asian. The major religious traditions covered, as well as the minor ones, reflect the Caribbean's complex, creolized religious landscape. The encounter of indigenous peoples, Europeans, and various diaspora populations created a vibrant religious world that continues to transform itself as new religious movements and peoples both enter and exit these islands.
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